Last month, I turned 30. Coincidentally, on the morning of my birthday, my favorite radio show was discussing just that – being 30.
Side Bar: I’ve been listening to The Eric & Kathy show since I was a teenager driving to school in Chicago – and even since moving to Florida, the show has always been a part of my life. First via downloadable podcasts, but these days, via live streaming. If you’re ever in need of a fantastic and hilarious daily podcast – check them out!
Anyway, on the morning of my birthday, Eric and Kathy were discussing an article titled, “10 things you should have in your home by the time you’re 30.” As if turning 30 weren’t stressful enough – now there are rules?
There are some things on the list that I’m easily in compliance with (a washer-dryer)… and some things that I’m so not in compliance with (“dishes that aren’t plastic” – sorry, the plastic Mickey Mouse dishes are here to stay). And some things that are just ridiculous. Fresh flowers? In my house? Regularly? Hmm. Choose your battles, Huffington Post.
Eric and Kathy asked listeners to call in with other things to add to the list – what should you have by the time you’re 30? I took the opportunity to give them a call and tell them it was my 30th birthday, and they put me on the air – a pretty magical birthday memory! But while I was on the line, I listened to the other callers’ suggestions. One of them said – by the time you’re thirty, you should have a duvet cover.
Well, I may have plastic dishes – but thank heavens I’m about to do something right. A duvet cover has been at the top of my DIY project list for months. Granted, I haven’t finished it. Well, honestly, I haven’t even started it. But I have the pile of fabric and the inner comforter to prove that the intention is there. Does that count?
I’ve even pre-washed and ironed all of the fabric – a huge task in itself! Between the duvet cover and the matching pillow shams that I plan to sew, I had almost 20 yards of fabric to prep, wash and iron!
Since then, I’ve had a few other pressing projects get in the way, preventing me from starting the actual cutting and sewing process. Plus, I may have been procrastinating a little – taking measurements and getting the angles perfect on gigantic projects stresses me out.
Stay tuned – hopefully I’ll finish this thing by the time I turn 31!